Reports: Katharine McPhee Up for 'Wonder Woman' Role

McPhee, who finished behind Taylor Hicks in last season's "Idol," is being considered for the big-screen version of "Wonder Woman," according to reports.The movie will be directed by "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon

Plus, I just read that Whedon turned in his latest draft of the s/p, so progress could finally be going forward on this!

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New Ones and Twos

After writing a pretty long review of the new DC comic, Justice League of America my computer crashed before I could post it. I was in the middle of giving quick review of two other books when it crashed. So . . . being mightily pissed, I am just going to give a little thumbs up/thumbs down sort of look at last week's books that I bought:

Justice League of America #1 4 out of 5 Batarangs - the new relaunch of the League by Brad Meltzer is looking very promising. Say it with me now . . . Black Lightning!!

Batman and the Mad Monk #1 2.5 out of 5 Batarangs - Matt Wagner's second mini-series under the Dark Moon Rising stable of retellings of classic Batman monster villians from the Golden Age, is well-written, well-drawn and generally enjoyable, but for all that, it's still a little flat. Got the .5 for featuring a recreation of one of my all time favorite covers (Re-doing Neal Adams's tribute to the original cover from, I think, Detective Comics #31).

Wonder Woman #2 2 out of 5 Batarangs - by Heinberg and the Duo Dodsen. Beauty to look at, not so much on the story. I am giving the benefit of the doubt and will get one more issue of this WW relaunch.

Batman #656 4.5 out of 5 Batarangs - not really a number 1 or 2, but it is the second issue of the Son of the Bat storyline by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert. What can I say that hasn't already been said. Simply great on a single, dual, even triple level - there is great popcorn fun here with a masterful meta-text on comics and the state of the "new" Batman, plus it all ties into one of the more classic (and personal favorite) Batman tales that had, for a long time, been written off by the suits at Warners as an Elseworlds tale. Bring me more Ninja Manbats!

Cassanova #2 3 out of 5 Batarangs - this past week, #3 came out, but I just read two, so I can squeeze it under this post, dammit! Fraction's mind-blower of a comic with absolutely stunning one-color art by Gabriel Ba, the second issue does not disappoint. Super-spies, creepy Earth-2 incest overtones, and great back-matter, if you aren't reading this book and Warren Ellis's Fell both for the measily ticket price of $1.99, you should quit reading comics now. Go listen to your old Milli Vanilli tapes in your AMC Pacer. You suck.

Thursday, look for more.


Prison Break Season 2 Premiere Free Video

Watch (Stream) the entire season premiere for free.

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No Price Cuts For Verizon & BellSouth DSL Customers

Verizon Communications' and BellSouth's DSL customers won't see a reduction in their broadband bills, even though a special fee that had been tacked on to bills to pay for a federal program has been eliminated.

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the new House of TERROR

In an effort to keep myself blogging, I am going to try to focus my entries more and concentrate on reviews/commentary/analysis. I haven't done much be re-posted from other sites lately, so, within the next week you can look forward to more comics talks and hopefully a new look - if you are seeing this site with Firefox, it probably looks messed up and I can't seem to fix it.

anyway, more by the end of the weekend.


Kick Ass!! Blacklight Tattoos

Tattoo artist Richie, who lives and works in Colorado, has been offering UV blacklight reactive ink to his clients for most of his 4-year career.

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China's Super Space Seeds

In an effort to feed its ever-growing population, Chinese officials are launching over 2,000 seeds into orbit for a two-week trip designed to force the seeds to mutate. Exposed to special environment such as cosmic radiation and micro-gravity, it is hoped that some seeds will mutate to such an extent that they may produce much higher yields.

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Bill Gates Donates $500 000 000 to AIDS Research

The Bill (and Melinda) Gates Foundation donates half a billion dollars ($100 000 000/year over the next five years)! Whatever evil he may have wrought as the Emperor of Microsoft, this trumps it all.

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Senator Complains That Senator-Only Elevator Getting Too Many Non-Senators

I hesitate to say that it
�s a big problem,� said Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, shaking his head gravely. �There is terrific crowding.� Mr. Lautenberg, a Democrat who has served more than two decades in the Senate, said he had never seen the Capitol so packed with unelected interlopers.

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